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a company's woy of working. —ShipNet Electronic Data Interchange (SNEDI) is an electronic remittance and communications solution, based on the EDI standard.

For more information on ShipNet

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Armada Data Offers Module-Based

Shipping Software

Armada Data offers a series of integrated software packages devel- oped over the course of 20 years' shipping experience on the part of its parent company, the Armada Group.

The Armada Shipping System presently consists of software mod- ules for control of key areas of the shipping business, from communi- cations and accounting to vessel, voyage and cargo control. The mod- ules can be implemented individu- ally or as an integrated system to provide overall control of shipping operations. Available modules in- clude: —The Voyage Estimate module allows the user to carry out sensitivity analyses on the basis of freight rates, bunker prices and loading quantities. It also facilitates world scale tariff calculations for tanker businesses. —Voyage Operation is designed to control the specific voyages and to register all relevant details of the shipping contract. —Liner Operations is used by shipowners and agents.

By means of this module, the loading port agent reports cargo bookings and Bill of Lading details via the shipowner to the discharge port agent. — Container Tracking keeps track of both owned and leased containers, containing various search functions. — The Claims module is used for administration of claims and for generating reports on claims handling at various stages. —The Accounting module is a multidimensional system which offers accountancy specifically for the shipping industry. As many as three currencies per transaction are supported. —Cash Flow is a module used to analyze the cash flow of the company during a selected period of time. It is possible to make cash flow statements for one day, one week, or one month, as well as to draw monthly liquidity balances.

Other modules are also available.

The system is designed to operate on the full range of IBM AS/400 com- puters, allowing expansion of the system from a few to more than 2,000 terminals or PCs without soft- ware changes.

For more information on Armada Data

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Performance Prediction Software

From Napa Oy

Onboard-NAPA is a program de- vised by Napa Oy for car ferries, cruise liners, tankers, and naval ships, which enables on-board calcu- lations of ship loading, damage sta- bility analysis and ship performance predictions.

In NAPA — also developed by

Napa Oy—all calculations are based directly on a 3D geometry model, affording greater accuracy and reli- ability. Graphics and data manage- ment are based on a unique ship model concept, which enhances ac- curacy and consistency in both the calculations and user information.

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The data are stored in one uniform database for flexible management of loading cases and providing impres- sive output report with powerful sta- tistics. That accuracy and reliability are also features of Onboard-NAPA, as both systems use the same data and procedures. The design data- base used for production at a ship- yard is directly transferable to

Onboard-NAPA, which is available for 486 PCs running the Solaris-

UNIX operating system.

According to Napa Oy, the pro- gram improves safety by verifying loading conditions against rules and regulations before departure. It can also be used as an accurate damage stability analyzer for training pur- poses and in case of an emergency.

The program reportedly promotes maximum utilization of the ship's cargo carrying capacity by means of accurate cargo planning and the pro- duction of precise cargo reports.

For more information on Napa Oy

Circle 58 on Reader Service Card 3 Autodesk. o you were surprised to get the entire design package so fast! That's because you haven't visited our offices recently. Our Autoship systems have speeded up our work - and they let us use all of our knowledge, experience and creativity to develop the design that best meets the needs.

How do we do it now?

Once we've optimized the ship numerically, we design the hull form in Autoship. It's a full NURBS-based 3-D modeling program and it's automatically faired.

Throughout, we can check hydrostatics and resistance on-line with Autopower. That saves us a lot of time, and we use it to look for extra speed.

Next, we define all the tanks and compartments in Autohydro. Calculating volumes and balancing the ship is easy and quick, so we can spend more time to optimize the layout.

We define the structural members in Autobuild; the program automatically checks for interference and generates a bill of materials and a complete list of weights. That eliminates manual drafting, saves the yard manhours, and reduces the usual worry about weight.

To save even more, we can export directly to NC cutting machines, radically reducing lofting and nesting costs.

Yes, all these programs come from the same place - Autoship Systems, the world's largest developer of Windows™-based marine software. With Autoship, the entire design process, from concept to cut plates, is a smooth, seamless flow.

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